Julian’s Ordination Story
Julian’s Ordination Story
Hi! My name is Julian, and the following is Julian’s ordination story. I’m married to my wife of almost eight years and have three young children in Harrisburg, PA. I’m an entrepreneur with marketing experience and have been helping companies market online for nearly nine years. Previously, I worked in the tech industry as a consultant and young leader in the insurance industry. I grew up overseas moving to many different countries in Africa, Australia, and Asia when I was a child.
Sharing the Gospel, talking about the Bible, helping companies succeed with marketing, writing music, and seeing Jesus completely change people’s lives are all activities I love. I became a follower of Jesus Christ as a teenager. I called out to Jesus for help, and I found Him and the help I needed instantly. During the next two years, God revealed himself to me in powerful ways. I initially decided to pursue ministry full-time but ran into a few roadblocks in life.
Calling to Minister
Now, many years later, I’m feeling the calling to minister again. The bi-vocational approach appeals to me and seems to be God’s calling on my life right now. I’ve traveled with full-time missionaries and ministers in my life and seen God’s work first hand. I have also seen God’s work in my hometown in my life and other’s lives through our discipleship program at church. However, recently, I hunger for more training. Christian Leaders Institute provides a way to learn, grow, and prepare for what God has ahead while still managing my responsibilities at home.
Currently, I have a ministry in Uganda that teaches English, tailoring, and discipleship. We also helped build a Christian K-12 school for children and orphans with no access to school otherwise. Please pray that our ministry goes to the next level with permanent funding. Pray also that we can get internet installed so that we can get the students started at CLI. We would love to have CLI as part of the high school curriculum! We are only $12,000 away from meeting our budget to complete the school.
Julian’s Ordination Story: Training at CLI
The Lord has put the CLI ordination on my heart. It has been a joy to go through the training. It has helped to deepen my understanding and walk with God. But most of all, I have enjoyed learning the history and surrounding stories to the gospel during the classes. It has added a richness to my knowledge.
This deacon ordination with Christian Leaders Alliance is my way of stepping it up in my responsibility with God. His calling on me as a worker prompted me to want to learn more, deepen my foundation, and have an official ordination license that I can present if asked. The local process was a bonus. It created the opportunity to get support from my peers and get feedback. That has led to rich insights from friends and family and opportunities for growth.
Thank you, CLI, for the vision, love, and effort you put into creating this ministry for the Lord and being part of Julian’s ordination story.